Mali Restaurant

4.7
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765 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
According to Zagat, This "excellent" local spot where Va-Highlanders meet is known for its "great patio" and "good, reasonably priced sushi and Thai food"; it's a mystery why it's "rarely crowded", but "those who love it" and want to keep it all to themselves "hope it stays that way."
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.4
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very slow food service this time although I’ve been other times and it hasn’t been a problem. Food was good though.

AT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food!!! Never disappoints!!! The service is friendly and the owner is fun and cares that your experience is amazing!!!!

b
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. This place will not disappoint.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was cold. Took 21/2 hours to eat. Very small portions. Usually oie fav but really dropped the ball.

P
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food, service and quality were all wonderful. Great neighborhood dining spot for special occasions and for no occasions!

MC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always great. Extremely packed Friday night, so the service was sub-par and every seat was back to back. Will definitely be back though

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the authentic thai food !! Will surely come again !

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Thai food we have found in Atlanta. The Sushi was great too!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It has always been very difficult to deal with the hostess at the

BG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food & service, convenient location in Virginia - Highlands

P
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service and relaxing environment.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

CM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always forget that you don’t serve tea in teapots. I would love a teapot!

s
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Have been to Mali many times, and this visit was like all the others..... extremely good. Dined with others who had never been there and they enjoyed their visit also. Will definitely go again.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants to visit when in Atlanta. Delicious food. Great service. So happy I got to enjoy a birthday meal out with friends here!

R
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host, Steve, is excellent at multitasking the phone, door and ensuring all guest are getting what they need. Really good customer service at a great restaurant.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ma Li is always wonderful. Fresh, clean sushi and Thai food that never disappoints. We eat there 1-2 times per week and have never been anything less than delighted.

P
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service as always!

LJ
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mali is always good!

GM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just ok and very expensive for what you get. The "sushi special" sounded great and was $21 but when it arrived it was just your average looking 8 piece roll. The seaweed salad is about a spoonful of seaweed on top of a huge heap of carrots to make it look large. Normally my husband and I will each get a roll and maybe split a third. The rolls were small and all four of us ordered more food twice. I ended up eating 3 rolls total and a soup. The service was good though and the outside seating area was nice.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Was a very nice choice for our wedding anniversary.

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Group of long-time friends get together for sushi to celebrate a birthday and/or life. Love MaLi

JP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time at Mali, first time on the patio. Very enjoyable evening.

EA
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great prices. e went for lunch and had the pad Thai and Spicy chicken, both were winners.

UH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great

HD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Mali. The food was flavorful and delicious. The tables were a little too close together but we had interesting conversation about traveling with the couple next to us. 😊

OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience at Mali! The food was incredible and we were sad to finish it all. Can’t wait to visit again!

OT
Atlanta
90 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took an out of town visitor to Mali, and everyone was happy with their meal. Delicious flavors. Great service. Wine price wasn’t ridiculous.

m
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food

AN
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our only complaint was with the service. She was a fine server, but she appeared very unhappy. That made us try harder to show her we were pleased, but she continued to have an unpleasant expression on her face. It's hard not to be impacted by someone's mood or unpleasant expression who is serving you. Perhaps she was dealing with something that was making her sad. If so, I apologize for this review. When another helper/server came to the table, we asked for brown rice. She gestured somewhat brusquely as if to say, ask your server. Perhaps she did not speak English. Our server never returned to the table until we finished our meal, and I can only assume that the other server didn't bother to tell her that we preferred brown rice. We would have had another drink if asked, but no one checked before we were finished. I would have left a 20% tip any way, but when she brought the change she did not include change for a five, so she forced me to leave more than a 20% tip which I would definitely not have done. Intentional? We had a perfect table and the food was delicious. It would have been a perfect meal if our server had had a smile on occasion.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mali is always a good meal, good service and an awesome experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

SB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Excellent sushi. And the Thai food is the best! Thanks, Joy!

TF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

OT
Atlanta
90 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty food. Everything is fresh, and they use great herbs and spices.

BJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a leisurely late afternoon lunch with a girlfriend. The food was great and the service was excellent.

JB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been Several times now with groups from 2-10. Consistently excellent. Is now our go to Thai restaurant in Atlanta!

JE
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

AC was not functioning at full capacity so it was warm and humid.

A
Atlanta
279 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but so many tables in here are dreadful. Either a bar hightop or crammed too close together. This time we asked for a larger table and got placed down the steps by the outside entrance where there was a constant breeze that was uncomfortable. In the future I may just get takeout. I rarely enjoy the in-restaurant experience anymore.